I too needed information along these lines. I have to say that posting to "please use the search" is tantamount to the rudeness of "RTFM" and I always thought that this was supposed to be a friendly place. Oh and you can use the search to find my post where that happened to me as well.
I agree fully with jamesh. When it is noticed that the same information is asked for repeatedly, perhaps an FAQ is needed or additional downloadable documentation. Then instead of saying "please use the search", a simple link to the appropriate FAQ works a charm.
It's one thing to be a Raspberry Pi Engineer and know where this stuff is because you work with it all the time, but another thing to come here and use the search engine without having a handle on search terms that are winners versus those that are losers. It is important to remember that some people come here as complete noobies and often just starting a search can be daunting. Add to that the nature of fora like this one which is that while the information may be here, it is usually spread across multiple posts or topics in which incorrect and inaccurate information may be found and it isn't always obvious what is what in that regard.
I think it is important to remember that the Raspberry Pi, while a powerful computer, is used by many if not most for something fun. Let's please all help to keep it that way.
BTW, in the post to which I refer, you will also see that I tried to post a synopsis of what I learned to make it a bit easier for the next person who asks the question I had.